Articles and Posts

Articles and Posts

Many of these articles were written for the public and appeared in Common Ground Magazine

Clean Eating, Organics, & Phytochemicals

Dairy-free and well nourished!

There are many good reasons to embrace a diary-free diet: Human health: Most of the world’s population has some degree of …

Celebrations

Explore veggie meetup groups

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Some people from Winnipeg call our fair city “Vegcouver.” One good reason is that when we search …

Protein Foods

Plant-based Food Prep.

Nutrispeak By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian As a dietitian, I learned a lot about which foods rated highest in …

Protein Foods

Three Great Ways to Start Your Day

Nutrispeak By Vesanto Melina and Julia Murray Breakfast! This can be an exciting reason to get up in the morning. …

Clean Eating, Organics, & Phytochemicals

Coconut Oil: Menace or Miracle?

Nutrispeak By Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis Few foods have been at once maligned and acclaimed as much as coconut …

Protein Foods

Redefining Protein Quality:  What’s New About Protein?

NutriSpeak by Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian A new paper published by the American Society for Nutrition makes the case …

Children & Teens

Vegan Kid Alert

Nutrispeak by Vesanto Melina and Gillian Meghan Walters Children tend to gravitate to animals and love them. Adults guide them to care …

Disease Prevention & Health

Meat Subsidies: We’re Paying Double

Nutrispeak by Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian Our annual subsidies to Canadian farmers have ranged from 6.9 billion dollars (in 2011) …

Disease Prevention & Health

Defeating Type 2 Diabetes

Nutrispeak Vesanto Melina, MS, RD “The diabetes time bomb has been ticking for 50 years, and it’s been getting louder. …

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Q&A: Iron on a Plant-Based Diet!

Nutrispeak Vesanto Melina MS, RD, Alessia Vaz and Sophia Jhajj A common misconception is that those eating plant-based diets are …

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Aging in Great Health!

Nutrispeak Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian Why do we age? Getting older, and showing it, and feeling it, involves a …

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Plant-based Meetups

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Some people from Winnipeg call our fair city “Vegcouver”.  One good reason is that when we go …